STOP HUNGER NOW
WHAT: Greece Rotary Club Community Event-STOP HUNGER NOW
Meal Packing Event & Food Collection
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017 • From 9:00am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Greece Assembly of God Church, 750 Long Pond Rd, Rochester 14612
WHO: Greece Rotary Club with support from the Greece Chamber of Commerce.
JOIN: Community welcome to participate in a two hour shift.
Event Fact Sheet
What is Stop Hunger Now? Stop Hunger Now, Inc. (SHN) is a non-profit international organization focused on ending hunger in our lifetime. Based in Raleigh NC, SHN operates across the U.S. and through affiliates in developing countries. SHN was established in 1998, and has provided over 225 million meals in 74 countries.
Will my donation be well managed? SHN received Charity Navigator’s highest rating – Four Stars. www.charitynavigator.org. SHN is a 501(c)3 taxexempt organization. Donations are taxdeductible.
Will my donation be put to good use? SHN distributes meals through partner organizations in developing countries. The feeding programs promote education, encourage children to attend school, improve students’ health and nutrition, address gender inequalities, stimulate economic growth, fight child labor, and are crucial to address global issues.
What is a meal packing event? SHN works with volunteers and donors in local communities across America at meal packing events. Here in Greece NY, the event will be hosted by Greece Rotary Club with much appreciated help from local businesses, faith congregations, schools, and civic groups. SHN will deliver the ingredients and supplies to our event, and provide on-site guidance. Volunteers will work in teams to put together small meal packages consisting of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and nutritional supplements. The packaged meals are stored easily, transported quickly, and have a shelf-life of two years. In just under two hours, a group of 40 to 50 volunteers can package more than 10,000 meals.
How can I make a difference?
Volunteer. You and your team of 5 can help us reach our goal of packing 60,000 meals on April 1. Register for a two-hour shift at Events.StopHungerNow.org/GreeceRC2017. Adults & school age children are welcome.
Donate $. Your contribution of $500 will cover the cost of the meals packed by a 5member team during one 2-hour shift. Sponsorship opportunities, with public recognition, are available.
Donate food items. On April 1, bring items for local food cupboards serving families in our community.
To contact us, please send email to StopHunger@GreeceRotary.org